Sustained, scary and brilliant. Missed seeing the cam slot on the right somehow so the only protection until the break was the solitary RP. Worst bit of the route was making myself not just launch myself at the break once it got close enough and stay focused. Once there I put in 3 cams before committing to the top section! This route is very serious, be warned.
jsmcfarland - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/15 with Oli Hawk
Hidden - Lead β - 11/Jul/15
felixizzy - TR rpt - 18/Jun/15 with shunt
Amazing how little you can actualy stand on. May come back for a lead on this one.
felixizzy - TR O/S - 12/Apr/15 with shunt
Felix Ottey - TR O/S - 05/Apr/15
Lost my footing just above the cluster of micros and two of them held. Got up the rest of it, and found it all pretty hard and very little gear. One of the only routes that has made me want to double up on some imps! The move off the floor is very hard indeed
Matt Amos - Lead RP - 12/Sep/14
abtibbs - TR dog - 07/Sep/14 with Jamie Roberts
zcsharp - Lead RP - 07/Sep/14 with Alex Tibbs
Hidden - TR O/S - 20/Aug/14
Hidden - TR - 20/Aug/14
Hidden - 2nd β - 27/Jul/14
Hidden - 2nd β - 27/Jul/14
will909 - Lead RP - 27/Jul/14
MoWalker3 - TR O/S - 06/Jul/14 with shunt
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 22/Jun/14 with Shunt
winter hill1 - TR - 02/Jun/14
wurzelinzummerset - TR dog - 01/Jun/14 with Ric
Had a slip off the crux, but got back on and finished.
wurzelinzummerset - TR dog - 19/Apr/14 with Nick
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 18/Apr/14 with Shunt
Some good slab action, couple of micros at the start then nothing untill the crossover with Caveman (didn't use the cam slot, seems abit off line) a good upper section to finish and managed to dodge the showers :)
petegunn - Lead - 28/Jul/13 with Davina
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/13
Looks properly bold
Cheese Monkey - TR dog - 15/Jul/13 with Alan
I reckon that's still E4 with the cam slot. And it's not an eliminate route and the gear can be placed from the line, so...anyway. Great climbing, standing on not very much.
skippington - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13
sonic46 - TR - 05/May/13
Hidden - TR - 08/Dec/12
Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Sep/12
flashed on tr, put gear in a stuck it on lead
LukeyG - Lead - 19/Sep/12
First E4 Headpoint! Me happy. Good Micros low down, but your ****ed if you fall from the precarious upper moves before the break. Fair play to anyone who onsights this. That said, don't think its anything too bad for E4.
Stanners - Lead RP - 12/Aug/12 with Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook
Don't think that this can be E3 but if it is it is very much at the upper end of E3 of which I don't really have any experience of so cant say for definite whether it is that or E4.
Anyway managed to onsight all of the moves except for one in the blankest section but after sitting on the rope looking for some kind of small weakness that would make it work I found a small lump which could be used as a foothold but was really unnerving to stand on. Although was able to do all the moves quickly after 3 weeks of no popper climbing and not having my head properly screwed on for anything remotely bold the prospect of doing a 12 meter section of pretty much blank protectionless slab climbing seemed like somewhat of a daunting proposition not to mention the fact that it was starting to get on a bit and there were other routes that we wanted to do. Will definitely return to do it at some point.
Quarryboy - 2nd dog - 12/Aug/12 with Rob Stanfield, Mark Davies
Beautifully intense slab moves. Checked out upper slab when seconding Caveman, but crux onsight. Didn't use cam slot. Hard to leave ground - getting slick.
Andy Clarke - Lead β - 26/Jul/12 with Johnny
Pete Rigby - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 - Lead β - 15/Jul/12 with Peter Rigby
Hidden - Lead β - 19/Jun/12
Clean ascent after failing at the first attempt
riddle - Lead β - 02/Jun/12 with Adam Ryan
adam 24 - 2nd β - 02/Jun/12
Hidden - TR dnf - 24/May/12
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 21/May/12 with Shunt
This seemed solid on top rope. Might have to try leading it next time though as you can just slide back to the start if unable to clib the crux
Rick Ashton - TR - 20/May/12 with Robert Drynda
Slid off onto the micros at 4m - very little friction - bold move over the overlap a long way from the gear.
davenev - Lead RP - 11/Oct/11 with mick
Gary S - TR dnf - 08/Oct/11 with Chris Cowdrey
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Nick Smith, Jon Didymus
MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11 with James P
slipped at the microwires at 5m
jamespilgrim - 2nd dog - 02/Sep/11 with Mark
Would be a nice route to get done.
Pete Scott - TR O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Jimbo
no friction. nearly slid off several times but managed to levitate to the top by unknown means.
Aaron Phillips - TR O/S - 27/Jul/11 with my dad
Hidden - TR O/S - 03/Jul/11
slid onto the pro at 4m, cleaned the rest of the route. What an amazing experience.
riddle - Lead dog - 11/Jun/11
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/11
sagged onto no. 1 micro wire at 4 meters odd. lowered down and got back on it. committed to the right foot this time. grippy frictionless thin slab.. interesting
benkelsey - Lead RP - 29/May/11 with Remus Knowles
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/May/11
I'm sure this is harder than when I first did it. Just a little less friction on one or two tiny footholds, I think.
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 09/May/11 with Shunt
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 20/Apr/11 with Shunt
Was still undecided about grade, and whether cam-slot at 6m on the R should be allowed.
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Shunt
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 31/Jan/11 with Shunt
gripped01 - Lead - Oct/10 with Rimon Than
Hidden - Oct/10
Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/10
After abseil inspection. For me, crux was passing 3 micro-wires at 4m; I slipped off first go then got it second try. Bold and delicate traverse to overlap was spicey.
Jon Didymus - Lead β - 03/Aug/10 with Nick
brushed holds while lower of other route, the hard moves are not bold.
Marti999 - Lead β - 25/Jul/10 with Anna, Graham Charman
Graham C - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Marti
andy dunn - Lead dnf - 09/Aug/09 with Alan
Did on a shunt, great fun
tobydunford - TR O/S - 27/Jun/09
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 28/May/09 with Geoff
ian d f - TR - 2009
great on top rope.....come off once or twice on the lower start.....great climbing.
Peter Swift - TR dog - 28/Sep/08 with Trevor
trevor macalonan - TR dog - 28/Sep/08 with pete swift
Peter Swift - TR dog - 2008 with trevor macalonan
Fell at 8m, thought i would just slide down, did so until the micowires held for a milisecond before throwing me out from the wall. Ground fall; broken talus, open dislocation; helicopter evac... 4 months recovery. Boooo!
Silum - Lead dnf - Oct/07 with Anna
John_Hat - TR O/S - 02/Sep/07 with Stevieblue
guy xavier percival - Solo RP - 27/Aug/07 with none
Popped off at about 4m. Backed off. I'll get it next time ;o)
freelancer_85 - Lead dnf - 06/May/07 with Tom
Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Apr/07
Scary moves over the overlap, with groundfall potential.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/06 with Clare
Paul Robertson - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/06 with Ben Friedland
Cried off a few inches below the Caveman cracks.
Paul Robertson - Lead dnf - 08/Apr/06 with Paddy Wilson
Jon Greengrass - 2nd - 2006 with Mark Stevenson
First E4. (Which is really E2)
chris sm - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Pippa Froggatt
KRB - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/05 with Chris & Martin
cornishben - Lead rpt - Jan/05 with Chris Sims
Tim Steward - Lead - 16/Jun/04 with Molly Thompson
mol - 2nd - 16/Jun/04 with Timmy
Paz - Lead β - May/04 with AS
Hidden - Lead - 2004
Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/03